I got a dog with the intention of it teaching me some responsibility and how to take care of something other than myself. Having Milli has taught me that stuff for sure, but what she really taught me was unconditional love. I hate to break it to you guys, but Milli is no angel! She is super stubborn, sassy, and naughty. She pees on my carpets. Regularly. She steals tissues and tears them up, leaving the remnants around the house. She runs away, doesn't listen, crawls all over guests when they sit on my couch, and begs incessantly for food. And I love her unconditionally despite those things. And I'm at the point where I actually think all those naughty things are funny and entertaining; they mostly no longer make my blood boil. My point being: get a dog! They are fun and amazing and teach you so many things!